Awesome Self-Defense Tool or Accident Waiting to Happen?

Awesome Self-Defense Tool or Accident Waiting to Happen?

Awesome Self-Defense Tool or Accident Waiting to Happen?

A gun maker is causing a stir online with an ultra-concealable handgun designed to look like a common smartphone.

Ideal Conceal, a company based in Monticello, MN., is awaiting patent approval on a double-barreled derringer chambered in .380 ACP which is virtually indistinguishable from the smartphones nearly every American is used to seeing in public.

The hammerless firearm uses a striker-fire design and eschews iron sights in favor of an onboard laser to increase its concealability. It’s also equipped with a built-in clip, eliminating the need for a holster.

A clever hinged design allows users to simply unfold the gun in order to reveal its trigger and provide a grip for shooting.

“Ingeniously designed to resemble a smartphone, yet with one click of the safety it opens and is ready to fire,” says the company website. “Smartphones are everywhere, so your new pistol will easily blend in with today’s environment. In its locked position it will be virtually undetectable because it hides in plain sight.”

 

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